TITLE

The new WHO Child Growth Standards: possible effects on exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months

AUTHOR(S)
Cattaneo, Adriano; Guóth-Gumberger, Márta
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Breastfeeding Review;2008, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards. The new standards developed by the WHO focus on how children should grow, not how children actually grow because of certain conditions they are in. According to the WHO, children should be breastfed for four to six months and then given safe and complementary foods. It is noted that if the WHO guidelines are misused, there is a possibility that artificial baby milk will be given to infants whose ages are six months or less. It is also asserted that mothers need support for them to engage in exclusive breastfeeding.
ACCESSION #
35129553

 

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